2007 Subaru Liberty Reviews

2007 Subaru Liberty Safety Pack 2.5 Litre from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2014
Most recent year of ownership2014
Engine and transmission 2.5 Litre Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired148000 kilometres
Most recent distance152500 kilometres
Previous carDaihatsu Terios

Summary:

Find a good example and drive a few before purchase

Faults:

Oil leak (wrong filter fitted, then over tightened).

Accelerator pedal for fly by wire stopped working on two occasions. The dealer took 5 days to find the problem.

The spare key won't continue to work for longer than a week, with a brand new battery and re-programmed correctly. Have given up with Subaru and them trying to fix it.

Paint is easily scratched.

General Comments:

The car is very comfortable, the 2.5 litre VVT Boxer engine is wonderful when driven with a bit of spirit, and the brakes are fantastic for a car of its class and size.

Now we get to the Automatic; it's reasonable (JUST) whilst driven around the suburbs, but if you try to drive it reasonably quick in standard mode, it's lost and very indecisive for the gear changes. SPORT mode somewhat gains it back some brownie points.

Its Manual mode is real winner though; quick changes and accurate response matches the boxer engine beautifully.

I wasn't a big fan of the car when first purchased because of the little problems it occurred in the warranty period. Thank goodness for warranties.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th July, 2014

2007 Subaru Liberty 2.5i from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.5i Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired10 kilometres
Most recent distance38000 kilometres
Previous carSubaru Forester

Summary:

Practical, safe, comfortable family wagon that is also fun to drive

Faults:

Just service and drive, great reliability, no complaints noises or rattles to speak of.. Just replaced first set of tyres (normal wear)

General Comments:

Excellent 2.5 boxer engine with constant AWD, very smooth, powerful enough for a family wagon and averages about 9.0l/100km primarily around town use. Being a manual, it's also fun and very responsive to drive.

The handling with the standard AWD, and 17' wheels and tyres, is as good as any sports car, but has a very comfortable, controlled ride on any surface.

The interior is very well thought out with lots of room being a wagon, the finish and quality is all top level stuff, no rattles or failures to speak of. The front seats are very comfortable, even on a long trip, and offer lots of back support. Back seat comfortable enough for the two kids, and has a big boot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th February, 2009

2007 Subaru Liberty GT Spec B from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired30 kilometres
Most recent distance1000 kilometres

Summary:

Very fun car, yet practical

Faults:

I have not had any problems with the car.

General Comments:

I'm very happy with the performance of the car, it handles like a dream, even on wet roads. Straight line performance is good from 0 - 100 km/h. About 6.0 seconds.

This car really shows its class on a mountain road, it grips the road very well and takes corners with speeds most cars would only dream of.

The car seems roomy, but the back seat is a little cramped for 3 adults. The seats are very comfortable and firm. The stereo system is excellent and is one of the best features of the car.

Fuel consumption is a little high in the city, but seems to be good on highway travel.

Overall, I found it to be better car then the BMW's and VW's I drove at a similar price range.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st December, 2007

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 3 reviews